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Review: could Magnesium oxide cause Stool softener needs?

Summary: Stool softener needs could be caused by Magnesium oxide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Constipation.

We study 4,665 people who have side effects while taking Magnesium oxide from FDA and social media. Among them, 188 have Stool softener needs. Find out below who they are, when they have Stool softener needs and more.

On Apr, 3, 2014: 4,685 people reported to have side effects when taking Magnesium oxide. Among them, 186 people (3.97%) have Stool Softener Needs. They amount to 0.04% of all the 504,751 people who have Stool Softener Needs.

Trend of Stool softener needs in Magnesium oxide reports

Time on Magnesium oxide when people have Stool softener needs * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stool softener needs39.13%39.13%13.04%0.00%8.70%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Stool softener needs when taking Magnesium oxide * :

Stool softener needs54.45%45.55%

Age of people who have Stool softener needs when taking Magnesium oxide * :

Stool softener needs0.00%0.00%0.00%6.25%3.12%2.50%11.88%76.25%

Severity of Stool softener needs when taking Magnesium oxide ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Stool softener needs0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Stool softener needs ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Stool softener needs0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Constipation (48 people, 25.81%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (39 people, 20.97%)
  3. Prophylaxis (28 people, 15.05%)
  4. Hypertension (23 people, 12.37%)
  5. Pyrexia (16 people, 8.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (65 people, 34.95%)
  2. Lasix (60 people, 32.26%)
  3. Aspirin (59 people, 31.72%)
  4. Oxycontin (59 people, 31.72%)
  5. Ambien (45 people, 24.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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